Decolonizing Dialectics (Radical Américas)

Decolonizing Dialectics (Radical Américas) Author George Ciccariello-Maher
ISBN-10 0822362430
ISBN-13 9780822362432
Year 2017-02-03
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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Anticolonial theorists and revolutionaries have long turned to dialectical thought as a central weapon in their fight against oppressive structures and conditions This relationship was never easy however asanticolonial thinkers have resisted the historical determinism teleology Eurocentrism and singular emphasis that some Marxisms place on class identity at the expense of race nation and popular identity In recent decades the conflict between dialectics and postcolonial theory has only deepened In Decolonizing Dialectics George Ciccariello Maher breaks this impasse by bringing the work of Georges Sorel Frantz Fanon and Enrique Dussel together with contemporary Venezuelan politics to formulate a dialectics suited to the struggle against the legacies of colonialism and slavery This is a decolonized dialectics premised on constant struggle in which progress must be fought for and where the struggles of the wretched of the earth themselves provide the only guarantee of historical motion

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